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					      World Data Center for
  Marine Geology and Geophysics,
                      Boulder, CO USA
                                 hosted by the

National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
      U.S. Department of Commerce
     National Oceanic & Atmospheric
             Administration

                             http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/

     NOAA National Geophysical Data Center & collocated World Data Centers, Boulder CO USA
   NGDC Organizational Structure




NOAA National Geophysical Data Center & collocated World Data Centers, Boulder CO USA
 Marine Geology and Geophysics Division




NGDC provides scientific stewardship
  for data from the ocean floor, from
both coastal and open ocean areas, and
  for data related to natural hazards
          including tsunamis.




   NOAA National Geophysical Data Center & collocated World Data Centers, Boulder CO USA
          NOAA/NGDC Commitment to
           Sea Floor Data Stewardship


                     Permanent Archive
            We’re in it for the Long Haul,
     Preserving data for your great-grandchildren


• Archived in original and processed forms
• Documented to FGDC/ISO standards
• Periodically migrated to new/approved media




 NOAA National Geophysical Data Center & collocated World Data Centers, Boulder CO USA
                NOAA/NGDC Commitment to
                 Sea Floor Data Stewardship


                      Data Rescue & Digitizing
     Rescuing data from scientists’ desks and file cabinets.

NOAA Climate Data Modernization Program (CDMP)
 • 29,881 core photographs/negatives scanned
 • 6,349 core X-rays scanned
 • 5,737 core logs and smear slide descriptions key-entered
 • 3,941 sea floor photographs scanned
 • plus seismic reflection data from the NGDC archives

                  (materials digitized April 2005 through April 2007)



       NOAA National Geophysical Data Center & collocated World Data Centers, Boulder CO USA
                 NOAA/NGDC Commitment to
                  Sea Floor Data Stewardship


International Partnerships & Project Participation

• Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)
• Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
• General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) & associated regional
  mapping projects sponsored by the IOC and IHO
• Conducting IOC-sponsored international training in tsunami inundation
  DEM development
• Managing the Index to Marine & Lacustrine Geological Samples database
• Serving as a Bathymetric Data Assembly Center for the World Ocean
  Circulation Experiment (WOCE)
• Cooperating with international projects like the Solid Earth Sample
  Registry (SESAR) and goSEABED




        NOAA National Geophysical Data Center & collocated World Data Centers, Boulder CO USA
                NOAA/NGDC Commitment to
                 Sea Floor Data Stewardship


                            Data Types Managed
NGDC manages all types of data from the sea floor, including
underway geophysical measurements, derived products and gridded
databases, and descriptions and analyses of geologic samples.
          • NOAA/National Ocean Service (NOS)
                      • hydrographic survey data & products
          • Trackline geophysical data
                      • multibeam & single beam bathymetry
                      • gravity
                      • magnetics
                      • seismic reflection
          • Marine sediment and rock analyses & descriptions
          • Gridded databases
                      • Tsunami inundation DEMs
                      • global and coastal gridded elevations
                      • total sediment thickness of the oceans



       NOAA National Geophysical Data Center & collocated World Data Centers, Boulder CO USA
           NOAA/NGDC Commitment to
            Sea Floor Data Stewardship


                    Data Scope & Mandate

NGDC serves as the US National Repository for marine
geological and geophysical data from the sea floor
collected with public funds.
Internationally, NGDC operates the World Data Center
for MGG, Boulder, and the International Hydrographic
Organization Data Center for Digital Bathymetry.




  NOAA National Geophysical Data Center & collocated World Data Centers, Boulder CO USA
             NOAA/NGDC Commitment to
              Sea Floor Data Stewardship


                                 Data Policies
           Making data freely and publicly available.


Marine geological and geophysical data managed by NGDC
are in the public domain and freely accessible unless
restrictions are requested by the data contributor, usually a
moratorium for a specified period of time.
Most data are online, searchable, and free for download.
Analog data and custom products are offered at the cost of
reproduction.




    NOAA National Geophysical Data Center & collocated World Data Centers, Boulder CO USA
         NOAA/NGDC Commitment to
          Sea Floor Data Stewardship


               Access Interfaces and Tools
       Making data freely and publicly available.


         • Geospatially-enabled relational databases
         • Interactive browse tools
         • Web Map Services
         • File download in multiple forms




NOAA National Geophysical Data Center & collocated World Data Centers, Boulder CO USA
                  NOAA/NGDC Commitment to
                   Sea Floor Data Stewardship

                                                                          Example
                                                                          ArcIMS Interface:
                                                                          DEM Discovery Portal




• Locate DEMs
• View images
• Link to DEM, Project, Source
• Download data
         NOAA National Geophysical Data Center & collocated World Data Centers, Boulder CO USA
         NOAA/NGDC Commitment to
          Sea Floor Data Stewardship


   Metadata Standards & Vocabularies
Actively adapting & applying community standards.


       • FGDC-compliant metadata
       • ISO standards
       • Marine XML (MML)
       • GCMD Theme & Place keywords




NOAA National Geophysical Data Center & collocated World Data Centers, Boulder CO USA
National Geophysical Data Center
            (NGDC)
       http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/




   NOAA National Geophysical Data Center & collocated World Data Centers, Boulder CO USA

				
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